Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
I had the honor of seeing Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2 on opening night -- in the comfort of a recliner *heart eyes*. I am lucky enough to live next door (whaaat) to a movie theater, and it has the comfy seats!
Does anyone else miss midnight showings? It was so exciting, you spent the night getting pumped up/ready if you're dressing up, and then you got to stay out late to see some epic movie. I understand why they have shifted away from them, and if I worked at a movie theater I would probably feel #blessed, but I kind of miss them. I like getting sleep, but it feels so much less special now. I miss those 12:01am opportunities. Plus, movies seem even better when you're sleep-deprived amiright?
Anyways, I liked this sequel! It probably goes without saying, but spoilers ahead.
People seem pretty divided on this movie -- everyone thought it was good, but some people thought it was out of this world (ha) and better than Vol 1, others thought it was good but not as much so as the first movie. I fall into the latter camp.
As a lay superhero fan, I don't always catch every little reference; even so, the humor in this movie still felt a little forced for me. In the first movie, it kind of felt like the actors were messing around and the characters had real chemistry. Some of the jokes in this one just felt... off. They missed the mark a bit. Kind of too much of a good thing, where it seems like the directors thought "everyone enjoyed the awkward humor so now we will have ALL THE AWKWARD HUMOR". Do you agree?
Baby groot was, of course, the star of the show. He was amazing. And still voiced by the Rock, which I have a hard time imagining. The movie kicks off with a wonderful dance scene, and you know from that moment on that you will never be able to get enough of baby groot.
My boyfriend was disappointed with how they strayed from Peter's dad's role in Infinity Wars for defeating Thanos, but we can't pass judgment until we see how they will handle the storyline shift in the next movie. I was pretty disappointed that Peter went from half-god to human--it makes him relatable but COME ON, give him SOME sort of power!
Other than some of the forced humor, it was a good movie. Not too much or too little action, the special effects were amazing (I also saw it in 3D and dude, it was so intense I almost got motion sickness?!?). I was excited to see Peter and Gamora finally recognize their mutual feelings for each other. Drax contributed to the humor, although his is also forced, but it's part of his character and appeal so it actually plays an important part. Mantis was weird, yet endearing.
Best part? The soundtrack. Again. I can't wait to put it on my spotify, or just play it from youtube, whatever us millennials are doing these days. I have no idea what kind of craziness will spawn from infinity wars, but I am EXCITED.